Rhetoric and Composition/Modes of Writing

OverviewEdit

This section of the Wiki will investigate the several modes of writing. It will give helpful hints to instructors on what and how to teach these modes of writing with examples, past assignments, and prior exercises that helped fellow instructors effectively teach these modes.

DescriptionEdit

Description is the process by which a writer describes things he or she senses in order to evoke those same senses in the reader.

NarrationEdit

Narration is the act of telling a story in writing.

ExpositionEdit

Exposition is used to explain, describe, give information or inform.

EvaluationEdit

Evaluation is a type of writing intended to critique a given subject according to a set of criteria.

ArgumentationEdit

Argumentation is meant to defend a certain point of view through writing.